This course will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to drive a range of patient care ambulance vehicles safely and commensurate with patient comfort and vehicle empathy.
On this course you will learn:
How to undertake pre-shift checks
Using a vehicle’s braking, steering, transmission and safety systems
Driving on dual carriageways and motorways
How to safely negotiate bends
Using navigation aids
Driving in adverse and dark conditions.
How long does the APCSAD course take?
The course takes 4 days (60 hours). This includes 33 Guided Learning hours (self-taught study).
Am I eligible for the APCSAD course?
In order to take this course you must:
Be aged 18 years or older
Have a valid UK driving licence
Have a minimum of 1 year of driving experience
How much does the APCSAD course cost?
The APCSAD course costs £800 + VAT. This includes all course tuition, materials, practice sessions and examination costs. You'll receive full support throughout your course.
All courses currently suspended until mid Summer 2021
All our APCSAD courses are currently suspended and will restart in mid Summer 2021. Throughout COVID-19 pandemic, our Driving Qualifications team are delivering unprecedented support to the NHS Ambulance Service Trusts.
Please sign up to our waiting list so that when our courses restart, you'll be the first to be know about our new courses.
Level: Level 3 Award
Full course (4 days)
Full course details: Credits: 6, TQT: 60, GL: 33
Prices: £800 + VAT
Locations: Milton Keynes, Guildford and Stockport
Enhanced Learning Credits:
We can accept Enhanced Learning Credits for this course.
The course is split into 2 parts: there are27 taught course hours and 33 additional, self-taught Guided Learning hours, which the delegate must complete outside of the classroom. The total Qualification Time is 60 hours.
All our trainers are highly skilled specialist instructors, able to adapt their teaching style to meet each learner’s needs. We offer individual, end-to-end support to each learner; this might include extra help with portfolio work, getting the most out of the self-taught Guided Learning Hours, or assistance with arranging placements to practice your newly acquired skills.
This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by St John Ambulance staff and externally quality assured by FutureQuals External Quality Advisors.
Successful delegates will receive a certificate from FutureQualsvalid for 5 years. After this, you will need to take a requalifying assessment.
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